Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Joy’s 8th Birthday

Joy’s birthday is actually on June 1st, but we had Grandparents coming into town for Memorial Day so we celebrated early!

Today was all about whatever Joy wanted!


She had donuts for breakfast – she and Daddy went out and got them.

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We all loaded up the van and invaded ToysRUs.  We left her admire all of the toys – and she finally chose two gifts, a large Caillou doll and a Frozen watch.  OK, then. We got her the doll and Grandma bought the watch.  Totally not what I would have gotten her, but she was so happy!

She rode the quarter ride with Caillou and thought that was aweseome!

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We all went to McDonald’s where she got exactly what she wanted – cow pies, syrup, and juice or French Fries, Ketchup, and Soda.

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When we got home we watched Frozen on the big screen.  She loved it!  Bella acted out each scene.

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We had a Frozen cake and ice cream and opened presents from her sisters.

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She had a great day and she was so happy!

We love you so much Joy!!  I can’t believe you are eight years old!  How has that much time passed?  Love ya baby girl!!

Birthdays remind me that baby Joy (not Baby, she would tell me) is adopted.  My mind floats over to California, to her Mother and her twin brother.  I hope y’all are well.  I hope Greg’s birthday is a wonderful one. 

We love you Joy Joy!  Happy 8th birthday!! I hope you have a wonderful year!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Our Lives

The front door latch had started to stick, so Jason replaced the hardware.  The door now worked, but the bad thing was someone knew how to open these kinds of latches.  So now we have a deadbolt and a chain.  She’s still short enough that she can’t reach the chain.  That girl!

These girls think their Daddy’s motorcycle is pretty cool – no worries, they don’t get to ride.

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Jessi’s Harp Recital

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Kammerer Orchestra Banquet – so grateful for the girl’s Orchestra Director!  Dr. D is amazing!

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Snow Cones after Joy and Bella’s T-ball game.  We love t-ball – so fun!

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Cincinnati Trip

Jessi and Lizzy’s orchestra went to Cincinnati to compete.  Daddy went along to chaperon.

At the rehearsal

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The competition at King High School.

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Afterwards they went to King’s Island.

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The next day they visited the Newport Aquarium.

The whole group

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We had a fun time!

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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Fun Day at School!

Joy and Bella had Pioneer Day at Chenoweth.  Their sweet teachers sent me these fun pictures:


Potato sack races – their sweet teacher ended up getting into the sack with Bella so she could “jump.”

Have I mentioned how amazing these ladies are?  I am so grateful!


Meanwhile, VIPS was at the Zoo.  I brought Sammi and Becca along.  It was Bec’s first time to put on clothes and go somewhere.  The Zoo also had their Lego exhibits on display, so that was fun too!

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They had a class for the kids with animals and shells/bones for us to touch.  Brother attended for a bit, then did what he always does in big social situations, he went to sleep.

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Sammi found this caterpillar during lunch.  She loved how it moved!

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